Git: Clone/Copy a Project
Clone a projet means making a copy of an existing code base.
For example, you joined a team of projectX. First thing you need to do is to clone projectX to your computer, so you can work on it locally.
cd to a directory where you want the new project dir to be, then:
git clone url
The newly created dir have the same name as project name of the remote repository at url.
If a non-empty directory of the same name already exist, git will complain.
The url can be a local directory/folder path that contains “.git”.
# get a copy of git source code (~10MB) git clone git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/git/git.git
# get a copy of the xah fly keys source code git clone https://github.com/xahlee/xah-fly-keys